Directed by: Renato Polselli
Actors: Mickey Hargitay, Rita Calderoni, Raul Lovecchio
Language: Italian (English Subtitles)
Also known as: Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento; Black Magic Rites & the Secret Orgies of the 14th Century; Black Magic Rites: Reincarnations; La reincarnazione; Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century; The Ghastly Orgies of Count Dracula; The Horrible Orgies of Count Dracula
Description: In the late-1300s, the beautiful and innocent Isabella is tortured and burned at the stake for supposed witchcraft, in front of her lover who swears revenge. Several hundred years later, the well-off Jack Nelson and his niece, Laureen, celebrate the latter’s engagement at their newly-acquired and fully renovated castle, unbeknownst to them that in the château’s dank cellar, evil occultists participate in ancient black magic rites, sacrificing youthful virgins. What are their intentions? Is Laureen next in line?
Great piece of psychedelic sleaze.
Directed by Renato Polselli “Reincarnation of Isabel” has been long considered to be missing,disappearing after its failed initial showing in 1972-1973.The film is pretty confusing and badly written,so fans of bizarre Italian exploitation won’t be disappointed.There is some gore and witchery plus plenty of sleaze.The women in this film take almost every opportunity to strip down-and that’s not a bad thing in my book.A Satanic cult,as a part of an ancient rite to revive a witch who died 400 years earlier,must sacrifice a group of seven virgins.Trouble erupts when one of the prospective victim’s lovers interrupts the rituals,and the witches turn into vampires and wreak havoc on the town.Renato Polselli managed to create a dreamlike atmosphere punctuated with many scenes of naked women attacked,raped,terrorized and murdered.Overall,I enjoyed this film and you should too,if you like Italian sleaze.